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Adelaide Gaol

Old Gaol 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation
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Experience what life was like behind bars for the prisoners who once called the Adelaide Gaol their home. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia's longest continuously operational prison facilities. Over those gruelling 147 years, the Gaol housed some of the state's most notorious and dangerous criminals. Almost 300,000 prisoners whiled away some time at His (or Her) Majesty's pleasure, and 45 unfortunates were executed within its walls - including the only woman to be executed in South Australia. Step back in time and walk the hallways and cells of South Australia's first inmates. Experience what daily life in prison was really like. Wander along, lost in your own imagination and visit our interactive exhibition. If you're really lucky, you may catch a glimpse of one of our ghostly residents. Opening times: 9am - 5pm - 7 days a week Last entry for self-guided tours is at 4.00pm
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Old Gaol 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"self guided tour"
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"ghost tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"information boards"
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"take your time"
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"on site"
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"front desk"
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"value for money"
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"night tour"
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"interesting information"
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"prison life"
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"australian history"
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"interesting visit"
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"recent times"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the Gaol today and did the self guided tour. It is so informative and we both loved learning all about the place and some of the prisoners. Highly recommend!!! We spent about 3 hours there and it was really affordable.

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to visit can’t recommend highly enough!! Going back soon to do ghost tour. Friendly staff and they are more than happy to help!!

1  Thank sijo2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A group of work friends completed a ghost 👻 tour of the gaol What a great experience it was with lots of facts and stories to be told Recommend for sure.

1  Thank phamilton1503
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I did the self-tour, and I have a fascination with prisons as I study them. Would potentially been a better experience if I'd gone with someone else, or had done the ghost tour, but it was a cheap and decent thing to do when by...More

1  Thank Taranicole349
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Still can’t believe it’s only been closed less than 30 years. Lots of info to read. Lady in shop very helpful gave us sun umbrellas and a water spay to keep cooler as it was hot. My daughter had just as much fun with these...More

1  Thank rach73
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We did the night ghost tour on a week night. It does kick off on time so do not be late. Actors dress up and play out how it was back then. We didn't feel or sense any spirits and being night time, people are...More

1  Thank Hiccos
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Colleen at the front counter was lovely and friendly. Very helpful and full of knowledge. The jail itself is quite interesting and well maintained.

1  Thank TRS-15
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Interesting insights into a slice of life we hope never to see. Sad, uncomfortable and fascinating. We caught the free tram, got off at the Cocacola factory and walked through Bonython park and past the police horse paddocks to get there - which was charming....More

1  Thank Fiona F
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Our visit was a sunny afternoon but the goosebumps were definitely prominent for most of the tour. It was very interesting and very informative. The information boards and props were great. You didn’t want to be left in any room by yourself though.

Thank Watson69
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great day out, we thought it would be busy as it was a Saturday but we had almost the entire place to ourselves. It was really interesting learning about the history and inmates which they had. If you have a few hours...More

1  Thank samberly
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